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Texturing Contest #30 - Poll

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Heinvers, May 22, 2019.

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Which of these fine entry merits your vote? Choose carefully.

Poll closed Jun 3, 2019.
  1. Arowanna - Bastard Spawn of Hakkar

    51.1%
  2. nighelfbuilder - Lilith, Mother of Demons

    38.3%
  3. PrinceYaser - Artemis, Goddess of Hunt

    17.0%
  4. Wildfire - Xing Tian, The Headless One

    21.3%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Heinvers

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    Mythological Characters

    Texture an ingame/custom model that resembles a character from any Mythology (Norse, Greek etc).

    Welcome to the Texturing Contest #30 Poll - Please read the rules before voting!



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    • Each user can vote multiple entries.
    • You cannot vote for yourself. If a voter has the same IP as the author then the vote will not be counted and it may result in the disqualification of the entry.
    • You cannot create multiple accounts to vote for an entry in the poll. If a voter has been found to be using multiple accounts none of the voters votes will count in the final result.
    • You cannot bribe users for votes. Contestants who break this rule will be disqualified and given negative reputation.

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      • First Place: 45 reputation points and your entry on an award icon. Also the chance of getting a unique thematic rank icon done specifically regarding preference.
      • Second Place: 30 reputation points and an award icon
      • Third Place: 15 reputation points and an award icon



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    Shading Does the unit fit into the WCIII lighting environment? Is the source of light consistent? Does the unit have a realistic 3D shape enhanced by the shading? Is each individual part shaded according to the material? /30%
    Concept Does the design of the unit suit the model it is wrapped on? Has the author come up with creative ways to change parts of the model into something new? Does the unit fit into the style of WCIII? /40%
    Details Does the unit appear blurry and bland in-game? Are the details appropriate and realistically placed? Are the materials in use easily recognized? /30%

    • 75 % of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25 % of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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  2. Heinvers

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    Notice added!

    Come around people and vote for your favorite character :]
     
  3. Arowanna

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    Boop! And thanks for hosting!
     
  4. stein123

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    Voting for Arowanna, just for the sake of quality, i really don't feel the theme on any of the entries :s
     
  5. deepstrasz

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    Since you can vote for all (which is weird), everyone deserves the vote for something.
     
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    Mythological creature, character theme is a bit trechery theme, is not a real creature, a lab creature, an alien creature, it must be mithologyc, it means in the age of myths, and myths are most likely old and not real but they have some logic, like:
    centaurs: half human, half horse.
    minotaurs, half humans, half bull.
    cyclops: like wc3 orges.
    medusa, pegasus, hydra, cerberus 3 heads dog.
    those are greek mythology.
    egiptian mythology, the fenix, sphinx, half human / half scorpid, Anubis: half human half cannis, like the frontpage.
    wc3 has a lot of units taken from pre-existant mythology. even naga has been based in greek sirens.


    Arowanna entry looks great, very detailed blue thin and also the belly lines, but IMO, a zerg is not a mythological creature, of course it may look like one, but I feel I am not seeing a mythological creature/character but a very cool hydraliskc that is an alien futurist theme. the other entries have some kind of "new thing done", wile the hydralisk is an hydralisk. A dragon or a centaur are more mythological IMO.

    PrinceYaser entry Artemis also looks awsome with a lot of detail in the bow, robes, is perfect, I really like it. probably one of the best archers skins I can remember, there was an NE model with very high quality too.
    but a human female archer, not much for a creature.

    Wildfire entry looks interesting and strange, a face in the belly?, but in terms of quality, the shoulders could have more detail, more lines of different color, same goes for the boots and the pants, and in terms of concept (the headless one but it has a helmet, how doesnt fall?)

    NEbuilder entry is some sort of succubi, and by name Lilith. I like the accesories use.
    succubi are creatures from medieval leyends: wikipedia

    The word "succubus" originates from the late 14th century

    There were four original queens of the demons: Lilith, Eisheth, Agrat bat Mahlat, and Naamah.[5] A succubus may take a form of a beautiful young girl but closer inspection may reveal deformities of her body, such as bird-like claws or serpentine tails.
    Succubus - Wikipedia

    I also remember succubi not only from warcraft lore, also in seven kingdoms conquest, in that game were humans and deamons, humans had diplomats, deamons succubi to do diplomacy, to spy, and bribe enemy cities. while human diplomats were crap for combat, succubi did stand as a tier 1 combat unit.

    while all entries looks awsome great!!, I feel NEbuilder was very original doing a succubi, so because of that + quality, got my vote.
    another plus is that he used a hiveworkshop model to do the skin and not a wc3 model.
    to be honest there are many archer skins/models or sorceress skins, but to do a hiveworkshop
    model, new skin, to me thats new.

    all this is IMO, so is subjetive.
     
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  8. YourArthas

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    @Arowanna as always, lets get the vengeance of the Silithid ;)
     
  9. PrinceYaser

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    The theme is Mythological "Characters", not "Creatures". So it can be anything, as long as it's mythological.

    Also Artemis is a Greek goddess, which makes it an exact mythological character.

    But thanks anyway!
     
  10. Archian

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    Good luck everyone! Some neat entries there.
     
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    I go for Wildfire because in my opinion, weirdest and most unique is my taste.
    Everything's good but Wildfire's is a scare and the model of choice is really good.
     
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    I read bad, dont know why I understand creature instead of character, got biased by the anubis screenshot. sorry for my mistake.

    There was a moment that tryed to do an high-blood elf map, and shure I had many of archer options to use.
    If I would have to do a sucubbi map, probably I couldnt because lacking of models and or skins.
    so in terms of uniqueness, I like the succubi as something rare.

    but since multiple votes are allowed, if I could go back, I would have voted both PrinceYaser and Nebuilder, since both have great quality.
     
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    No worries, I only explained to avoid confusion. You are absolutely free to vote for whichever entry you like of course.
     
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    I agree with most of what Ragnaros17 said, but I will continue with Artemis.
    I think PrinceYaser's work is excellent, do not get me wrong, but I do not think it's the same Artemis from Greek mythology. Artemis, in mythology, was a goddess associated with hunting, but also with the moon, and I do not see that embodied in a BE model. In addition, it is evident that she is an archer, but ko as much as a hunter, but rather as a military archer. For that reason, and in spite of being a great texturized, I do not think that Artemis can be such, so it does not fit with the theme.
    The same should be said for the other two textures, which do not fit the theme (unless we consider the hustoria and Warcraft as mythology, to which, with so many followers, I am not opposed at all :)) That's why I consider that, and being that Lilith is a great representative of the Judeo-Christian mythology (it hurts whoever hurts, nothing really differentiates the mythology from religion), and, by the way, very cunning, since the majority ignores their existence (poor Lilith) , Nightelfbuilder deserves my vote.
    Beyond that, great congratulations to all, guys. I warn you that I will use these excellent textures.

    Edit: Wait a second... A total of 133.3%? Moderators, please review that, since it looks like a data manipulation.
    Edit 2: Forgive this... The multiple vote makes everything possible...
     
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    ... so what did i miss after i got banned from my family to use my pc?
     
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    voted for NEbuilder on this one, coz imma sucker for biblical/greek/norse myth. the texturing is good but can be done a little bit better but the Prime Matron model was perfect and gives justice for nebuilder's concept Lilith the mother of demons. "Wings, horns, hooves? What are we saying, is this Diablo?" :D
    yes, Arowanna's entry is stunning with those colors and shadings and stuffs. But if Arowanna based it from the mythological Aztec creature Quetzalcoatl than WoW Hakkar (yes ik, hakkar was based on the aztec quetzal) that i'll buy coz its much original for me than basing it off on a creature in a game that is based on an already mythological creature, that takes an amount of "originality" score off for me.
    PrinceYaser's work are good too. not bcoz its from Greek myth but the colors and the shadings are very neat to look at. it boosted the model's impact it was based on to.
    Wildfire's concept are cool but the shading and texturing can be done further. some of the textures are stretched so its blurry, the shoulder pads looks like it was cut coz there is no lining on the end of it. what i like bout this is the green colors which is to be a ghostly smoke something lol. if only that is animated or the model it was based on to have that kind of particle?(what u called that texture that are moving? dunno what its called forgive me lol) that would look GHOSTLY!. but this is texturing so yea :D

    but hey, these artists give their best efforts on making this wonderful textures. Job well done to all of you!! and thanks to the Host of this contest!
     
  17. PrinceYaser

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    Well, now we need judge(s).
     
  18. Heinvers

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    ~Nightmare provided the judging. We're waiting on PeeKay for the rest :]